parsley

parsley
[14] The ultimate source of parsley is Greek petrōselínon, a compound formed from pétrā ‘rock’ (source of English petrify, petrol, etc) and sélīnon ‘parsley’ (source of English celery). From it was descended Latin petroselīnum, which in post-classical times became petrosilium. This passed into English in two distinct phases: first, direct from Latin in the Old English period as petersilie, and secondly, in the 13th century via Old French peresil as percil. By the 14th century these had started to merge together into percely, later parsley. => CELERY, PETROL

The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins. 2013.

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  • Parsley — Pars ley (p[aum]rs l[y^]), n. [OE. persely, persil, F. persil, L. petroselinum rock parsley, Gr. petrose linon; pe tros stone + se linon parsley. Cf. {Celery}.] (Bot.) An aromatic umbelliferous herb ({Carum Petroselinum}), having finely divided… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Parsley — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Jay Parsley (* ?), US amerikanischer Filmproduzent Lea Ann Parsley (* 1968), US amerikanische Skeletonpilotin Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • parsley — (n.) 14c. merger of O.E. petersilie and O.Fr. peresil (13c.), both from M.L. petrosilium, from L. petroselinum, from Gk. petroselinon rock parsley, from petros rock, stone + selinon celery (see CELERY (Cf. celery)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • parsley — ► NOUN ▪ a herb with crinkly or flat leaves, used for seasoning or garnishing food. ORIGIN Greek petroselinon, from petra rock + selinon parsley …   English terms dictionary

  • parsley — [pärs′lē] n. [ME parseli < OE petersilie & OFr persil, both < VL * petrosilium < L petroselinum < Gr petroselinon, rock parsley < petros, stone + selinon, celery] a cultivated plant (Petroselinum hortense) of the umbel family, with …   English World dictionary

  • Parsley — Taxobox name = Parsley image width = 250px image caption = Parsley regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Apiales familia = Apiaceae genus = Petroselinum species = Petroselinum crispum subdivision ranks =… …   Wikipedia

  • parsley — parsleylike, adj. /pahr slee/, n. 1. an herb, Pertoselinum crispum, native to the Mediterranean, having either curled leaf clusters (French parsley) or flat compound leaves (Italian parsley), widely cultivated for use in garnishing or seasoning… …   Universalium

  • parsley —    There are various sayings about sowing parsley, which is notoriously slow to germinate. It must be sown on *Good Friday before noon; its roots go seven (or nine) times down to Hell and back before any shoots appear; it will only grow where the …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • parsley — n. a biennial herb, Petroselinum crispum, with white flowers and crinkly aromatic leaves, used for seasoning and garnishing food. Phrases and idioms: parsley fern a fern, Cryptogramma crispa, with leaves like parsley. parsley piert a dwarf annual …   Useful english dictionary

  • Parsley — This interesting and unusual surname, of Norman origin, with variant spellings Parsly, Parcely, Parsloe, Parslow, Paslow, Pashley, etc., derives from the Olde French phrase passelewe , a compound of the elements passe(r) , to pass or cross,… …   Surnames reference

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